Ralph Kwame Akyea | World Stroke Organization
Ralph Kwame Akyea

Ralph Kwame Akyea

Senior Research Fellow

Member Bio

Dr Ralph Kwame Akyea, born in Accra, Ghana (in West Africa), is a Medical Epidemiologist with the Primary Care Stratified Medicine Research Group, Centre for Academic Primary Care,
University of Nottingham, UK.

Training: Ralph received his medical degree from the University of Ghana Medical School in 2012. He earned both his master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) in 2016 and a doctoral degree in Primary Care in 2022 from the University of Nottingham.

Research areas: Ralph’s research involves the use of large health databases (routinely collected electronic health records and cohort data). He applies novel epidemiological, statistical, and data science methods to understand disease heterogeneity and identify unique patient groups at high risk of adverse cardiovascular morbidity and mortality outcomes. He collaborates extensively with multidisciplinary research teams, charities, and Patient Public Involvement & Engagement Groups to improve clinical outcomes.

Awards: Ralph has received many awards including the British Computer Society Primary Health Care Specialist Group Early Career Researcher Award and the Gertrude Cropper Endowed Award from the University of Nottingham.

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